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Provo-Orem, Utah Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Provo fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2021 to 1.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the Utah rate. The unemployment rate in Provo peaked in December 2009 at 8.0% and is now 6.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Provo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Utah 2.1% -0.1 -1.4
Provo 1.5% -0.1 -1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Provo, Utah, National

Provo, Utah monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Provo, Utah Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Provo peaked in April 2020 at 24,349. There are now 19,216 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Provo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Provo, Utah) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Provo 5,133 -152 -4,490

Number of Unemployed Persons

Provo, Utah Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployment Rate
Provo
Unemployment Rate
Provo
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 2.1% 1.5% 5,133
October
2021
4.6% 2.2% 1.6% 5,285
September
2021
4.7% 2.4% 1.7% 5,485
August
2021
5.2% 2.5% 2.3% 7,499
July
2021
5.4% 2.6% 2.3% 7,623
June
2021
5.9% 2.7% 2.4% 7,709
May
2021
5.8% 2.7% 2.3% 7,517
April
2021
6.0% 2.8% 2.3% 7,355
March
2021
6.0% 2.9% 2.2% 7,150
February
2021
6.2% 3.0% 2.8% 8,966
January
2021
6.4% 3.1% 2.8% 9,077

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.